Mom gives birth to twins two DAYS apart when her labor ‘stopped’ after first son arrived

Mother gives birth to twin boys two DAYS apart after her labour ‘stopped’ after her eldest son arrived – with both babies weighing less than 2lbs each

Mother gives birth to twin boys two DAYS apart after her labour ‘stopped’ after her eldest son arrived – with both babies weighing less than 2lbs each

A first-time mother gave birth to twin boys two days apart after her labour stopped after her first child arrived.

Police constable Joanne Reilly, 32, of Swinton, Manchester, rushed to hospital when her waters broke at 24 weeks.

Joanne Reilly was shocked when her waters broke at 24 weeks. But that wasn’t the only surprise as she only gave birth to one twin at first.

A few hours later, Joanne was in labour with her partner Anthony, 44, by her side. Dylan was born on January 10, 2019 then labour suddenly stopped.

Dylan weighed just 1lb 10oz, and was taken to neonatal intensive care. His mum couldn’t visit him but was given an iPad to watch him in the incubator.

Initially, medics had even suggested carrying Oscar to full term as he was in his own sac and able to survive alone, but he was eager to join his brother.

But two days later, the police officer, from Swinton, welcomed Oscar on January 12 weighing 2lbs.

Joanne was unable to visit Dylan in her hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) but was given an iPad to watch him in the incubator.

Joanne said: ‘I really wanted to see Dylan but I knew I had to follow the doctors orders to do what is best for Oscar.

‘Every hour counted towards his development so it was vital for me to stay on bed rest to ensure he was given the best chance.

‘Fortunately, he was born without any health complications.

Oscar was then born two days later at 10:39am at 25 weeks.

Joanne described them as ‘delicate and poorly’ when she first held them after two weeks.

The twins were put into a cot with one another for the first time after three months in NICU.

Joanne worried they may not form a special bond having spent so much time apart.

But now, 19 months on, they are thriving and have an unbreakable brotherly bond.

She said: “We are very fortunate to have had premature babies who had no health complications.

“But in NICU you can’t help but feel lonely, like you are the only one going through the worry and stress.

Source: dailymail.co.uk,mirror.co.uk, metro.co.uk
 

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